Sunday, 17 February 2013

We Are Norwich (WAN) has an active week ahead

From We Are Norwich by Nick O'Brien:

Cambridge - Tuesday 19th February

As if Cambridge didn't have enough on its plate, Marine Le Pen, leader of the fascist Front National, (who may face charges for comparing Islamic prayers to the Nazi occupation) is due to speak at the Student Union on Tuesday.

For more on this and the arguments around no platform, read this good (in my opinion) article from the Guardian

Some WAN activists are going to the counter-demo. If you interested in going, let me know - email address below.

Cambridge - Saturday 23rd February

It's a week until a number of us will make the short journey from Norwich to Cambridge to stand up to the English Defence League. Many thanks for the support we have already had on this. Tickets have sold really quickly, people have sent money in on time and some people who cannot make it have donated to the cause and/or got money from union branches and community groups. It shows that the spirit we had of working together in the lead up to our demo in November (last year's counter demonstration that humiliated the EDL in Norwich) is still there.

There are very few spaces left - tickets £10 waged, £5 un-waged. Coach picks up at 9.45 am and gets back between 5/5.30 pm from a central Norwich location. Get in contact for more information or to book a ticket.

Activists from Cambridge came to support us last year and's another opportunity to humble the EDL when they are down.

Norwich - Sunday 24th February

Football v Homophobia

A reminder that the Football v Homophobia Football Tournament is next Sunday (24th February) at Carrow Park (next to the football ground). We are Norwich intends to have a team in this tournament which celebrates the life of Justin Fashanu, the only ever out gay footballer in this country, who played his best football at NCFC.
Let me know if you would like to be in the mixed team. The matches start at 2pm.

Nick   (Secretary WAN)


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